LIVE · Workshop on Live Programming

LIVE 2022 Workshop

The Eighth Workshop on Live Programming (LIVE 2022) will take place online and in Auckland in conjunction with SPLASH 2022.

Where UX meets PL

Programming is cognitively demanding, and too difficult. LIVE is a workshop exploring new user interfaces that improve the immediacy, usability, and learnability of programming. Whereas PL research traditionally focuses on programs, LIVE focuses more on the activity of programming.


Programmers don't materialise programs out of thin air, but construct them out of existing programs. Embracing this insight leads to a different focus at LIVE compared to traditional PL conferences. Here are some of the qualities that we care about:

The majority of LIVE submissions are demonstrations of novel programming systems. Technical papers, insightful and clearly articulated experience reports, theoretical papers that propose and verify generalized principles, literature reviews, and position papers are also welcome.

Our goal is to provide a supportive venue where early-stage work receives constructive criticism. Whether graduate students or tenured faculty, researchers need a forum to discuss new ideas and get helpful feedback from their peers. Towards that end, we will allot about ten minutes for discussion after every presentation.

LIVE 2022 Call For Submissions

The LIVE 2022 workshop invites submissions of ideas for improving the immediacy, usability, and learnability of programming. Live programming gives the programmer immediate feedback on the behavior of a program as it is edited, replacing the edit-compile-debug cycle with a fluid programming experience. The best-known example of live programming is the spreadsheet, but there are many others.

Submission Guidelines

LIVE 2022 is a hybrid conference and invites submissions for both in-person and remote presentations. LIVE welcomes demonstrations of novel programming systems, experience reports, theories that propose and verify generalized principles, literature reviews, and position papers. Topics of interest include:

LIVE provides a forum where early-stage work will receive constructive criticism. Submissions may be short papers, web essays with embedded videos, or demo videos. A written 250 word abstract is required for all submissions. Videos should be up to 20 minutes long, and papers up to 6 pages long. Use concrete examples to explain your ideas. Presentations of programming systems should take care to situate the work within the history of such tools.

While LIVE welcomes early work and exploratory work, authors may optionally choose to have their work considered for inclusion in the workshop proceedings.

Submissions must be made at and are due on Thursday September 1st. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Thursday September 29th.

Organizing committee

Sam Lau
University of California, San Diego

Jun Kato

Key dates

Submission deadline:
Sep 1, 2022 (AoE)
Sept 29, 2022
Dec 5-10, 2022 (exact date TBD)

Submit via HotCRP.

Program committee

Steven Tanimoto
University of Washington

Simon Fowler
University of Glasgow

Emma Söderberg
Lund University

Sangho Suh
University of California, San Diego

Jonathan Edwards

Geoffrey Litt

David Moon
University of Michigan

Jens Lincke
Hasso Plattner Institute

Molly Feldman
Oberlin College

Ian Arawjo
Cornell University

Luke Church
University of Cambridge

Wen Kokke
University of Edinburgh

Hidehiko Masuhara
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tudor Girba

Sean McDirmid

Ruzica Piskac
Yale University

April Gonçalves